Uchu Gold is a 7% NE-IPA from Uchu Brewing, based in Hokuto, in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition line up and can be found in bottles and on tap. It’s unknown what the IBUs are for Uchu Gold but it is brewed using Mosaic and Galaxy hops, like the Uchu Aldebaran Triple IPA. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Uchu Gold is a one-off brew or will make another appearance in the future.
Uchu Gold Aroma and Taste
Uchu Gold poured out a hazy bright golden orange colour with a plump white head on top, though that didn’t last long. Like the Uchu Aldebaran Triple IPA, Uchu Gold had a strong citrus aroma with lashings of peach, passion fruit, and oranges. However, unlike the Triple IPA, there was a dank, piney resinous nose to Uchu Gold, as well as a damp cardboard-like aroma to it. Uchu Gold was definitely fresh but how fresh the hops were was unknown.
The body was initially bitter and astringent, with a slight pithy taste to Uchu Gold. At 7%, the alcohol wasn’t detectable and the mouthfeel started off with dry, with some stickiness as it warmed up. The hops brought some similar fruitiness to the body as in the nose, with peach, passion fruit, and orange coming along. The tropical fruitiness carried on through to the aftertaste, with a lingering sticky bitterness also joining in later.
Uchu Gold The Bottom Line
Uchu Gold is an ok NE-IPA but I much preferred the Uchu Big Bang IPA over this.
Where to Buy Uchu Gold
Uchu Gold can be bought online at the following places: